Government announces review of building regs and fire safety
The Government has announced an independent review of building regulations and fire safety. The review has been ordered in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in West London which killed at least 80 people.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) says the review will have a particular focus on high rise residential buildings. The review will report jointly to the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid and Home Secretary Amber Rudd.
New toolkit offers charities help with records management
The Charity Finance Group has published a free toolkit to help charities manage records effectively.
The toolkit is designed to help charities assess how well they currently manage records within their organisation and how they can improve their practice. The toolkit also aims to help charities to identify issues and solutions that are appropriate to the size and scope of their organisation.
The Charity Finance Group (CFG) has published a guide to help small charities counter fraud. The CFG says hundreds of millions of pounds are being lost from charities every year due to fraud - money that charities can’t afford to lose.
RICS and IFMA offer combined training and qualifications online
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have set up an online training platform, offering a combined suite of credentials and professional qualifications for facilities managers.